Hogmanay New Year Gift BoxGIFTBOX12
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Celebrate Hogmanay with this limited edition gift box inspired by first-foot, a Scottish folklore tradition, known in Manx Gaelic as qualtagh, where the first person to enter the home of a household on New Year’s Day is seen as a bringer of good fortune for the coming year.
The first-footer must not be in the house at the stroke of midnight, so often a member of the household will wait outside until the clock strikes 12:00. It is said to be desirable for the first-footer to be a tall, dark-haired male. The first-foot usually brings several gifts, including perhaps a silver coin for prosperity, bread or shortbread for nourishment, salt for flavour, coal for warmth, evergreen for long-life, and whiskey for good cheer. After the initial first-footing, neighbours will often work their way through the village knocking on doors and stopping in for some friendly drams in celebration.